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SCOTT W. THORSEN, D.C.
Dr. Thorsen graduated Cum Laude from the University of Western States and has a bachelor degree in nutrition from Oregon State University. He has been in practice in Southern Oregon since 1996. His areas of focus include sport injury rehabilitation, general chiropractic care, nutritional counseling and wellness care. Dr. Thorsen utilizes a well-researched approach to patient care. He assesses and treats the underlying cause of a patients problem to restore health and improve function.
Prior to finishing his chiropractic studies he received his massage
therapy license and worked with the dancers of the Oregon Ballet Theater helping them recover from their injuries and maximizing their physical readiness for performance. He
has worked with high school athletic teams, and has experience as an
athletic trainer and sports performance specialist for middle school to
In addition to treating traditional chiropractic conditions, Dr. Thorsen has experience working with many different musculoskeletal conditions, including degenerative disk disease, arthritis, disk herniations, strains and sprains, bursitis, tendonitis, headaches, TMJ, plantar fascitis, and shoulder, knee and hip problems.
In 2000, Dr. Thorsen took over Dr. Jeffrey Spencer's practice at club northwest in Grants Pass. Dr. Spencer was the official chiropractor to Lance Armstrong and the US Postal Service/Discovery cycling teams. They had a three month transition period where the two worked together with Dr. Spencer's patients. "Having a chance to observe and learn from one of the leaders in our industry was an invaluable experience", says Dr. Thorsen
Grants Pass High School '87
University of Oregon '87-'90 Biology & Exercise Physiology
Oregon State University '90-'92 B.S. Nutrition Science
South West Washington School of Massage '92-'94 L.M.T
Western States Chiropractic College '92-'95 Doctor of Chiropractic, Cum Laude
"I believe it is vitally important for patients to feel empowered to help themselves. I make every effort to give patients the tools they need to improve their own health. If I do not have the tools to help someone, I do not hesitate to refer the patient to another health professional in traditional or alternative medicine".
Scott Thorsen, DC